In 2014, some 8,020 abortions were provided in Alabama, though not all abortions that occurred in Alabama were provided to state residents, as some patients may have traveled from other states; likewise, some individuals from Alabama may have traveled to another state for an abortion. There was a 16% decline in the abortion rate in Alabama between 2011 and 2014, from 10 to 8.3 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age. Abortions in Alabama represent 0.9% of all abortions in the United States. CALL 251-929-9640 for more information.
Each year, a broad cross section of U.S. women obtain abortions. As of 2014, some 60% of women having abortions were in their 20s; 59% had one or more children; 86% were unmarried; 75% were economically disadvantaged; and 62% reported a religious affiliation. No racial or ethnic group made up a majority: Some 39% of women obtaining abortions were white, 28% were black, 25% were Hispanic and 9% were of other racial or ethnic backgrounds.
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Women - 2015 Chlamydia Report
Annual screening of all sexually active women ≤ 25 years of age is recommended, as is screening of older women with risk factors (e.g., those who have a new sex partner or multiple sex partners).
15-19 age group - 6215
20-24 age group - 7558
25-29 age group - 2740
Total all groups - 18,526
Chlamydia case reports represent persons who have a positive laboratory test for chlamydia. It is important to note that chlamydial infection is often asymptomatic in females and males. Most cases are detected through screening. The disease can cause serious complications in females including pelvic inflammatory disease. Asymptomatic infection is common among both men and women.
Men 2015 Chlamydia Report for AL
15-19 age group - 1528 cases
20-24 age group - 3100 cases
25-29 age group - 1569 cases
Total all ages groups - 7550
NUMBER AND PERCENT OF BIRTHS TO UNMARRIED WOMEN ALL RACES PERCENT BY RACE OF MOTHER ALABAMA 1970 and 2015
Number of Births to Unmarried Women
All Races 9794 pregnancies 14.6% of population
White 1,546 pregnancies 3.4% of population
Black 8,248 pregnancies 37.6% of population
All Races 26,150 pregnancies 43.8% of population
White 11,843 pregnancies 29.9% of population
Black 14,307 pregnancies 71.5% of population
ESTIMATED TEENAGE PREGNANCIES IN ALABAMA - 2015
6,395 Teen Pregnancies at a rate of 20.7% of the teenage population.
In Baldwin County, there were 217 teen pregnancies at a rate of 17.4% of the teen population.
In Mobile County, there were 607 teen pregnancies at a rate of 22.6% of the teen population.